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For this West Philadelphia teacher, racial justice is at the core of her work

Last year the country was rocked by mass protests sparked by fatal police encounters with unarmed Black people, most notably, George Floyd and Breonna Taylor. This week, two court cases involving race and racial profiling lead the news. In Georgia, three white men are on trial for killing a Black man, Ahmaud Arbery, as he […]

Philly district attorney joins effort to keep students safe

Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner joined local officials Monday in a show of solidarity against the recent rise in gun violence happening near the city’s schools. He appeared with Superintendent William Hite, Mayor Jim Kenney, Police Commissioner Danielle Outlaw, and educators and students at Mary McLeod Bethune Elementary in North Philadelphia to call for a […]

Philly student athletes participating in winter and spring sports must be vaccinated against COVID

Students in Philadelphia participating in interscholastic sports in the winter and spring will need to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, unless they have an approved medical or religious exemption, the school district announced Friday. Students planning to participate in winter sports, such as basketball, bowling, cheerleading, indoor track, swimming and wrestling, must provide proof of […]